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Poster: Caitlin Olson Date: Apr 30, 2018 2:07pm
Forum: news Subject: Motherboard: The Internet Archive Can't Preserve the Web's History by Itself

This weekend on her show AM Joy, Joy Reid stated that security experts had not been able to prove that her blog had been hacked or manipulated, and while she “genuinely does not believe [she] wrote those hateful things,” she did admit that she “can definitely understand, based on things I have tweeted and have written in the past why some people don’t believe me.” Events throughout the week included a denial of hacking the by the Internet Archive, and a growing chorus of experts publicly expressing doubt about her version of events (see articles in my research group's blog, The Atlantic, HuffPost, and The Daily Beast). This will likely be the end of the story for Joy Reid’s now defunct blog (); her detractors on the right may continue to call for her removal but her fans on the left are surely eager to put the episode behind them.

Even though the story of Joy Reid’s blog maybe closing, a similar story likely will unfold again with different characters and minor variations, so what can we learn about both the capabilities and limitations of web archiving in anticipation of “next time”?

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